A report on Ganges

Bhagirathi River at Gangotri.
Devprayag, confluence of Alaknanda (right) and Bhagirathi (left), and beginning of the Ganges proper.
The Himalayan headwaters of the Ganges River in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, India.
The Gandhi Setu Bridge across the Ganges in Patna, Bihar
A sailboat on the main distributory of the Ganges in Bangladesh, the Padma river.
The Ganges delta in a 2020 satellite image.
A 1908 map showing the course of the Ganges and its tributaries.
The River Ganges at Kolkata, with Howrah Bridge in the background
Lower Ganges in Lakshmipur, Bangladesh
Hardinge Bridge, Bangladesh, crosses the Ganges-Padma River. It is one of the key sites for measuring streamflow and discharge on the lower Ganges.
Chromolithograph, Indian woman floating lamps on the Ganges, by William Simpson, 1867
Descent of Ganga, painting by Raja Ravi Varma c. 1910
Preparations for cremations on the banks of the Ganges in Varanasi], 1903. The dead are being bathed, wrapped in cloth, and covered with wood. The photograph has a caption, "Who dies in the waters of the Ganges obtains heaven."]
Women and children at a bathing ghat on the Ganges in Banares (Varanasi), 1885.
Shiva, as Gangadhara, bearing the Descent of the Ganges, as the goddess Parvati, the sage Bhagiratha, and the bull Nandi look on (circa 1740).
A procession of Akharas marching over a makeshift bridge over the Ganges River. Kumbh Mela at Allahabad, 2001.
Head works of the Ganges canal in Haridwar (1860). Photograph by Samuel Bourne.
The Ganges Canal highlighted in red stretching between its headworks off the Ganges River in Haridwar and its confluences with the Jumna (Yamuna) River in Etawah and with the Ganges in Cawnpore (now Kanpur).
A girl selling plastic containers in Haridwar for carrying Ganges water.
Ganges from Space
Lesser florican (Sypheotides indicus)
The catla (Catla catla) is one of the Indian carp species that support major fisheries in the Ganges
The threatened gharial (Gavialis gangeticus) is a large fish-eating crocodilian that is harmless to humans
The Gangetic dolphin in a sketch by Whymper and P. Smit, 1894.
People bathing and washing clothes in the Ganges in Varanasi.
The Ganges at Sultanganj.

Trans-boundary river of Asia which flows through India and Bangladesh.

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Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna basins

Ganges Basin

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Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna basins

The Ganges Basin is a part of the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna (GBM) basin draining 1,086,000 square kilometres in Tibet, Nepal, India and Bangladesh.

Farakka Barrage

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Barrage across the Ganga river located in Murshidabad district in the Indian state of West Bengal, roughly 18 km from the border with Bangladesh near Shibganj.

Barrage across the Ganga river located in Murshidabad district in the Indian state of West Bengal, roughly 18 km from the border with Bangladesh near Shibganj.

Union minister, Pawan Kumar Bansal, inspecting damaged gate no. 16 at Farakka Barrage in 2012

The Ganges is one of the major rivers of the world.

Howrah

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Second-largest city after Kolkata in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Second-largest city after Kolkata in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Howrah Station
Howrah Metro Station
Howrah Bridge (Rabindra Setu)
Howrah Station
Belur Math, headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission
The Great Banyan tree at Shibpur Botanic Garden
Rampuja at Ramrajatala
Second Hooghly Bridge (Vidyasagar Setu)
Howrah Head Post Office- 711101
Nabanna H.R.B.C Building
Howrah Municipal Corporation Head Office
Sailen Manna Stadium (Howrah Municipal Corporation Stadium)
Nivedita Setu as seen from Bally Bridge
Dutta Chowdhury family's Durga mandap, Andul.
Howrah Rail Museum
Howrah Rail Museum
Avani Riverside Mall, Shibpur

Howrah and Kolkata are separated by the Hooghly River/Ganges and connected by four bridges across the river.

Rajasthan

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State in northern India.

State in northern India.

Ghateshwara Mahadeva temple at the Baroli Temple Complex. The temples were built between the 10th and 11th centuries CE by the Gurjara-Pratihara dynasty.
Akbar shoots the Rajput commander Jaimal using a matchlock, during the Siege of Chittor (1567–1568).
Mount Abu.
The great Indian bustard has been classed as critically endangered species since 2011.
Reclining tiger, Ranthambore National Park
Lake Palace and Jag Mandir from a distance, Lake Pichola, Udaipur.
Modern Jodhpur skyline
Timeline of the Bhadla Solar Park (India) development, the World's largest photovoltaic power plants cluster in 2020
Wind turbines near Bada Bagh, Rajasthan.
Rajasthani food
Dal Bati Choorma, a traditional Rajasthani Dish
NIIT University in Neemrana, Rajasthan
Man in Rajasthan, India.
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The emperor Hemu, who rose from obscurity and briefly established himself as ruler in northern India, from Punjab to Bengal, in defiance of the warring Sur and Mughal Empires.
Maharana Udai Singh II founded Udaipur, which became the new capital of the Mewar kingdom after Chittor Fort was conquered by the Mughal emperor Akbar.
Maharana Pratap Singh, sixteenth-century Rajput ruler of Mewar, known for his defence of his realm against Mughal invasion.
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Mount Abu is a popular hill station in Rajasthan.
The Thar Desert near Jaisalmer.
Aerial view Udaipur and Aravali hills.
Jaipur International Airport
Maharajah's Express dining saloon
The Jaipur Metro is an important urban transportation link
NH 8 between Udaipur and Ahmedabad
Camel rides in Thar desert
Pushkar Lake and Ghat
Folk dance popular in Rajasthan
Demoiselle cranes in Khichan near Bikaner
Hawa Mahal
Amber Fort has seen from the bank of Maotha Lake, Jaigarh Fort on the hills in the background
Nakki Lake, Mount Abu
Mehrangarh Fort
Dilwara Temples
Lake Palace
Kirti Stambha of Fort of Chittaur
Tiger at Ranthambore National Park
Jal Mahal, Jaipur

Eastern and southeastern Rajasthan is drained by the Banas and Chambal rivers, tributaries of the Ganges.

Vamana, an avatar of Vishnu

Vamana

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Brahmin avatar of the Hindu God Vishnu.

Brahmin avatar of the Hindu God Vishnu.

Vamana, an avatar of Vishnu
Aditi.
Shukra, preceptor of Bali.
Bhrigu.
Brahma on Hamsa.
Vamana.
Vamana with Bali.
Kashyapa.
Vishnu and the Dashavatar.
Vamana.
Vamana, Bali, and Vindhyabali.
Prahlada and his father, Hiranyakasipu.
Vamana with Bali.
Thrikkakara Appan Onathappan idol (anicon of Vamana incarnation) inside Pookalam during Onam
Thrikkakara Temple in Kerala
Vamana taking a giant step, Nepal
Vamana at the Badami cave temples, Karnataka
Vamana striding the heavens, Karnataka
Dwarf Vamana avatar at Rani ki vav, Patan, Gujarat
Vishnu as Trivikrama, Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu
Dwarf Vamana at Srikurmam, Andhra Pradesh
Vamana at Ellora Caves, Maharashtra

The tip of one of Vishnu's toes, while He took the three steps to reclaim the three worlds from Bali, created the Ganges river (37.4-5)

David Teniers the Younger: Flemish Pilgrim

Pilgrimage

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Journey, often into an unknown or foreign place, where a person goes in search of new or expanded meaning about their self, others, nature, or a higher good, through the experience.

Journey, often into an unknown or foreign place, where a person goes in search of new or expanded meaning about their self, others, nature, or a higher good, through the experience.

David Teniers the Younger: Flemish Pilgrim
Ancient excavated Buddha-image at the Mahaparinirvana Temple, Kushinagar
Tibetans on a pilgrimage to Lhasa, doing full-body prostrations, often for the entire length of the journey
Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, Israel according to tradition is the site where Jesus was crucified and resurrected
The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima is one of the largest pilgrimage sites (Marian shrine) in the world.
Kumbh Mela
Muslim pilgrims circumambulate the black cube of the Kaaba in the Al-Haram Mosque
Arba'een pilgrims in Mehran
Jews at the Western Wall in Jerusalem during the Ottoman period, 1867
Sikh pilgrim at the Harmandir Sahib (the Golden Temple) in Amritsar, India.
Baishatun Pilgrimage: Mazu and her palanquin
The Yazd Atash Behram in Iran is an Atash Bahram, the highest grade of fire temple in Zoroastrianism

Kanwar Pilgrimage: The Kanwar is India's largest annual religious pilgrimage. As part of this phenomenon, millions of participants gather sacred water from the Ganga (usually in Haridwar, Gangotri, Gaumukh, or Sultanganj) and carry it across hundreds of miles to dispense as offerings in Śiva shrines.

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Indica (Megasthenes)

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Account of Mauryan India by the Greek writer Megasthenes.

Account of Mauryan India by the Greek writer Megasthenes.

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Mauryan remains of a wooden palissade at Bulandi Bagh site of Pataliputra.
Mauryan remains of a wooden palissade at Bulandi Bagh site of Pataliputra.

Many of these rivers merge into the Ganges, which is 30 stadia wide at its source, and runs from north to south.

Portrait of Proby Cautley, Engineer and Paleontologist.

Proby Cautley

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Best known for conceiving and supervising the construction of the Ganges canal during East India Company rule in India.

Best known for conceiving and supervising the construction of the Ganges canal during East India Company rule in India.

Portrait of Proby Cautley, Engineer and Paleontologist.

The canal stretches some 350 miles between its headworks at Haridwar and, after bifurcation near Aligarh, its confluences with the Ganges river mainstem in Kanpur and the Yamuna river in Etawah.

Map of prominent mountain ranges in India, showing Aravalli in north-west India

Aravalli Range

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Mountain range in Northern-Western India, running approximately 670 km (430 mi) in a south-west direction, starting near Delhi, passing through southern Haryana, Rajasthan, and ending in Ahmedabad Gujarat.

Mountain range in Northern-Western India, running approximately 670 km (430 mi) in a south-west direction, starting near Delhi, passing through southern Haryana, Rajasthan, and ending in Ahmedabad Gujarat.

Map of prominent mountain ranges in India, showing Aravalli in north-west India
Volcanic arc and geological process of undersea subduction during tactonic collusion
Global convergent boundary of plate margins
The Aravalli Range, seen from the range's highest point at Guru Shikhar, in Rajasthan.
A lake nested within Aravali Hills.
Aravali Hills near Pushkar.
Camel ride in the Thar Desert near Jaisalmer.
Charging Indian leopard.
Ashoka pillar at Delhi Ridge, brought to Delhi from Topra Kalan by Firuz Shah Tughlaq in 1356.
Ranthambore National Park, in Rajasthan.
The Aravali Range inside Ranthambhore National Park, in Rajasthan.
Aravalli range near Udaipur Rajasthan
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Eastern and southeastern Rajasthan is drained by the Banas and Chambal rivers, tributaries of the Ganges.

Rhine–Meuse–Scheldt delta, with the flow from right to left, showing several streams branching off from their main streams

Distributary

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Stream that branches off and flows away from a main stream channel.

Stream that branches off and flows away from a main stream channel.

Rhine–Meuse–Scheldt delta, with the flow from right to left, showing several streams branching off from their main streams
Atchafalaya River
Satellite image of part of the Rhine–Meuse–Scheldt delta
A seasonal distributary of the Kaveri River on the Kaveri delta, near Nannilam, India
Delta of Papua New Guinea's Fly River

Hoogli River is a Ganges distributary that flows through India, whereas most of the Ganges-Brahmaputra complex enters the sea through Bangladesh.